Your parents might go on and on and on about how easy students have it these days….
“Back when I was a student, there was no such thing as the Internet, student loans didn’t even exist and 40% certainly wasn’t a pass!”
And while that may well be true, being a student now still isn’t that much of a picnic. It’s probably your first time living independently away from home with no idea what you’re doing, how to cook actual food and wash clothes without destroying everything you own. Plus you’ve got to juggle studying, socialising, napping AND watching Netflix. It’s exhausting.
So to help you out, we’ve created a comprehensive list of websites, apps and services that make student life easier. We’ve tried to cover everything; from websites that help you manage your student loan to where you can find the best student discounts.
However, if you know of a great website that’s not on the list, email us and let us know!
Getting To Uni & Living At Uni
MyBaggage.com – The No.1 Student Luggage Shipping Company. The easiest, fastest and cheapest way to get your luggage to and from university.
UniKitOut – University packs, with kitchen, bedroom and bathroom supplies, delivered to your front door.
ZipJet.co.uk – A door to door laundry service.
Endsleigh – Specialist insurance providers for students
StudentRecipes.com – Delicious and easy recipes for those who are relatively new to the kitchen.
Student Discounts and Money Saving Websites
BillHub.io – Helps you compare the cost of energy, broadband, Internet, TV license etc. Allows you to easily pay and split bills with housemates.
Half.com – Buy and sell used textbooks.
Mint.com – Helps you track your spending, keep to budgets and organise your finances. And it’s free to use.
SaveTheStudent.org – Money saving advice for students.
MyUniDays.com – Tons of amazing student discounts.
StudentBeans.com – More incredible student discounts.
TheStudentRoom.co.uk – The largest student community in the world with a super engaged forum.
WhatUni.com – Advice to help you find the right university and course for you.
Bestcourse4me – University course search.
TimesHigherEducation.com – University and academic news with comprehensive university league tables and rankings.
StudentCourse.co.uk – Offering insights and guidance to students, student accommodation providers, parents, universities and providers of services to the student market.
StudentSource.co.uk – An independent resource for any student needing information or guidance on finding accommodation, along with listings in cities across the UK.
AccommodationEngine.co.uk: A great place to find student accommodation in cities across the world, with some helpful city guides available.
StudentPad.co.uk – A platform for student accommodation in the UK.
Spotahome.com – Mid to long-term accommodation in the UK and abroad.
Uniplaces.com – Student accommodation in over 165 countries.
BestStudentHalls.com – Student accommodation across the UK.
Year Abroad Websites & Sites For International Students
StudentUniverse.co.uk – Empowering students to travel with discounted flights, hotels, tours and more.
RealGap.co.uk – The UK’s leading student and gap year travel specialist.
ForeignStudents.com – Advice for international students studying in the UK.
Career Websites For Students And Graduates
Milkround.com – Career advice for school leavers and students.
Ratemyplacement.co.uk – A great place to look for internships and placements, with careers and job advice.
Prospects.ac.uk – Job opportunities for graduates.
Dontpassiton.co.uk – Free STI testing kits to UK citizens, aged 16-24